Established in: 1995
Registration Law: Voluntary Social Welfare Organizations (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961
Themes & Interventions: Disaster
What We Do: Service Delivery
Head Office at Khairpur
BSWA Head Office, Khanan Shah Colony, Opposite Civil Hospital, Khairpur Mirs, Sindh
Bhittai Social Watch & Advocacy (BSWA), District Khairpur was established in the year 1995, by a group of educated and devoted people of the area & got registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agency (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961. The BSWA started from village Sadarji Bhatyoon with very little awareness and charity interventions. This village is situated on the left bank of Indus River in Taluka Kingri, the Sadarji Bhatyoon is also headquarter of union council. The adjacent village/surrounding of Sadarji Bhatyoon called as Katcha Area of Indus River, so every year flood is badly affecting the lives of poor peoples. The lack of basic education facilities and health services has remained the main problem of the peoples of this area, especially women /girls are facing the problem of basic education and health facilities. These are the main causes to form an organization in the area and try to provide basic facilities to the rural people.
The volunteers of this organization, have delivered their voluntary services and time to gather people and mobilize them to work for the development of the area from the platform of Bhittai Social Watch & Advocacy (BSWA) and were, succeed to motivate the people who helped to start charity activities in the same year.
In the starting days, BSWA worked as a charity organization, BSWA members got some training organized by the Social Welfare Department and some NGOs working on District level. This provides the opportunity to the organization for the strategic shift from charity to the development approach. Now we are at the stage to adopt a right based approach in development.
Several organizations, in the beginning, helped in its institutional development as well as the development of the program.
BSWA started its activities from Social mobilization to the empowerment of rural communities, protection of their rights and provide them basic services and facilities from Government & other stack holders. It then started surveys, training to community activists, advocacy for development rights and ending violence against women, natural resources management, health, education, human rights and empowerment of all other marginalized sections of the society.
BSWA has now grown as national level NGO in Sindh and it enjoys the confidence of the community, supporting partners, civil society, Government Departments, and other Development Organizations.
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